Posts Tagged ‘Barthes’

An imperfect mediator

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

I had to grant that my pleasure was an imperfect mediator, and that a subjectivity reduced to its hedonist project could not recognize the universal.

Barthes, CL p.60

Sign and Image

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

They drift between the shores of perception, between sign and image, without ever approaching either.

Barthes, CL

Subversive and Pensive

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Ultimately Photography is subversive not when it frightens, repels, or even stigmatizes, but when it is pensive, when it thinks.

Barthes, CL p.38

Myself, and my Image (Barthes)

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

‘Myself’ never coincides with my image, for it is the image that is heavy, motionless, stubborn, (which is why society sustains it), and ‘myself’ which is light, divided, dispersed.

Barthes, CL p.12

Barthes, Lovers’ Discourse, Another Fragment

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

We fall silent in unison: the crowding of two voids. “I’m going to leave you”, the voice on the telephone says each second.